Highly-rated winger Akins is facing a spell on the sidelines after picking up an ankle injury.
Ben Chorley is still missing with a groin problem, although he is due to step up his training soon, while fellow defender Luke Jones could return to the squad after a calf injury,
Peter Hartley, Michael Doughty and Jimmy Smith will hope to keep their places after encouraging debuts in last weekend's narrow 1-0 defeat by Leyton Orient.
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